Welcome to Historic Ellicott City


  Historic Ellicott City, Inc. (HEC, Inc.) is the volunteer organization that restored the Ellicott City B&O Railroad Station Museum. The group was founded in 1974/3, after Tropical Storm Agnes came close to destroying the station and concerned citizens became determined not only to save the building but to transform it into one of Howard County ‘s premier historic sites. The building opened as a museum in 1976, after completion of the first major restoration, spearheaded by HEC, Inc. For over thirty years, volunteers for HEC, Inc. and the Museum shared a strong desire to promote preservation, restoration and education in the Historic District of Ellicott City, Maryland. This partnership was showcased at the grand reopening of the Museum on May 20, 1999, after the second major restoration. We relinquished management of the Museum on January 31, 2006, confident that we had established a firm foundation to build on for… Read More

Meriwether Farm
2014 HEC, Inc. 
Show House

Meriwether Farm, 2014 Decorator Show House

Historic Ellicott City, Inc. is pleased to announce that Mertiwether Farm was chosen as the 2014 Show House.

The property, located at 14944 Roxbury Road in Glenwood was transformed by talented decorators between May and September in preparation for the grand opening on September 20, 2014. For more information CLICK HERE

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Historic Ellicott City wants you to explore our beautiful city, so we would like to encourage you to take one of our customized driving tours. These tours will take you to some of our most historic locations, giving you an up close and personal perspective on our historic mill town, founded by the Ellicott Brothers in 1772. To view all of our driving tours and start exploring our beautiful city, please click here.